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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092391/correlation-of-focal-adhesion-assembly-and-disassembly-with-cell-migration-on-nanotopography
#1
Elena I Liang, Emma J Mah, Albert F Yee, Michelle A Digman
Selective cell adhesion is desirable to control cell growth and migration on biomedical implants. Mesenchymal cell migration is regulated through focal adhesions (FAs) and can be modulated by their microenvironment, including changes in surface topography. We use the Number and Molecular Brightness (N&B) imaging analysis to provide a unique perspective on FA assembly and disassembly. This imaging analysis generates a map of real-time fluctuations of protein monomers, dimers, and higher order aggregates of FA proteins, such as paxillin during assembly and disassembly...
January 16, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090808/biomaterial-encapsulation-is-enhanced-in-the-early-stages-of-the-foreign-body-reaction-during-conditional-macrophage-depletion-in-transgenic-mafia-mice
#2
Ruud A Bank, Jurjen Zandstra, Hilde Room, Arjen H Petersen, Sander Maarten van Putten
Macrophages are pivotal cells during the foreign body reaction, as they orchestrate the pro-inflammatory microenvironment inside and around biomaterials by secretion of inflammatory mediators. Furthermore they are responsible for the degradation of biomaterials and are thought to instruct the fibroblasts that generate a fibrous capsule around implanted biomaterials. In this study we investigated the events during the FBR when macrophages are not present. Hexamethylenediisocyanate cross-linked collagen scaffolds were implanted in "Macrophage Fas-Induced Apoptosis" (MaFIA) mice, which allow "on demand" macrophage depletion...
January 15, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089986/estimating-glomerular-filtration-rate-for-the-full-age-spectrum-from-serum-creatinine-and-cystatin-c
#3
Hans Pottel, Pierre Delanaye, Elke Schaeffner, Laurence Dubourg, Bjørn Odvar Eriksen, Toralf Melsom, Edmund J Lamb, Andrew D Rule, Stephen T Turner, Richard J Glassock, Vandréa De Souza, Luciano Selistre, Karolien Goffin, Steven Pauwels, Christophe Mariat, Martin Flamant, Natalie Ebert
BACKGROUND: We recently published and validated the new serum creatinine (Scr)-based full-age-spectrum equation (FAScrea) for estimating the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) for healthy and kidney-diseased subjects of all ages. The equation was based on the concept of normalized Scr and shows equivalent to superior prediction performance to the currently recommended equations for children, adolescents, adults and older adults. METHODS: Based on an evaluation of the serum cystatin C (ScysC) distribution, we defined normalization constants for ScysC (QcysC = 0...
January 15, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089818/notochordal-cell-derived-conditioned-medium-nccm-protects-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells-from-stress-induced-apoptosis
#4
Arne Mehrkens, Ajay Matta, M Zia Karim, Sarah Kim, Michael G Fehlings, Stefan Schaeren, W Mark Erwin
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) remains without an effective therapy and presents a costly burden to society. PURPOSE: Based upon prior reports concerning the effects of notochordal cell conditioned medium (NCCM) upon disc cells, we performed a proof of principle study to determine whether NCCM could reduce cytotoxic stress induced apoptosis in human disc nucleus pulpous (NP) cells. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: 'in vitro' fundamental/basic science study METHODS: NP cells derived from 15 patients undergoing spinal surgery were treated with interleukin 1β (IL-1β) and Fas ligand (FasL) or etoposide in the presence of NCCM...
January 9, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089487/estimation-of-national-regional-and-global-prevalence-of-alcohol-use-during-pregnancy-and-fetal-alcohol-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Svetlana Popova, Shannon Lange, Charlotte Probst, Gerrit Gmel, Jürgen Rehm
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use during pregnancy is the direct cause of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). We aimed to estimate the prevalence of alcohol use during pregnancy and FAS in the general population and, by linking these two indicators, estimate the number of pregnant women that consumed alcohol during pregnancy per one case of FAS. METHODS: We began by doing two independent comprehensive systematic literature searches using multiple electronic databases for original quantitative studies that reported the prevalence in the general population of the respective country of alcohol use during pregnancy published from Jan 1, 1984, to June 30, 2014, or the prevalence of FAS published from Nov 1, 1973, to June 30, 2015, in a peer-reviewed journal or scholarly report...
January 12, 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089450/a-structural-model-for-vinculin-insertion-into-pip2-containing-membranes-and-the-effect-of-insertion-on-vinculin-activation-and-localization
#6
Peter M Thompson, Srinivas Ramachandran, Lindsay B Case, Caitlin E Tolbert, Arpit Tandon, Mihir Pershad, Nikolay V Dokholyan, Clare M Waterman, Sharon L Campbell
Vinculin, a scaffolding protein that localizes to focal adhesions (FAs) and adherens junctions, links the actin cytoskeleton to the adhesive super-structure. While vinculin binds to a number of cytoskeletal proteins, it can also associate with phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) to drive membrane association. To generate a structural model for PIP2-dependent interaction of vinculin with the lipid bilayer, we conducted lipid-association, nuclear magnetic resonance, and computational modeling experiments...
December 31, 2016: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088385/flavonoid-derivative-fla-cn-inhibited-adipocyte-differentiation-via-activating-ampk-and-up-regulating-microrna-27-in-3t3-l1-cells
#7
Chun-Chun Gan, Tian-Wen Ni, Yang Yu, Nan Qin, Ying Chen, Mei-Na Jin, Hong-Quan Duan
Fla-CN (3-O-[(E)-4-(4-cyanophenyl)-2-oxobut-3-en-1-yl] kaempferol) is a semi-synthesized flavonoid derivative of tiliroside which exhibited anti-diabetic effect in vivo. Our previous study revealed the role of Fla-CN in anti-obesity and anti-diabetes in vivo, but the underlying mechanism remained to be addressed. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanism of anti-adipogenesis in vitro. Fla-CN markedly inhibited intracellular lipid accumulation in a dose-dependent manner, and the inhibitory effect was mainly limited to the early stage of adipocyte differentiation in vitro...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087625/faithful-mrna-splicing-depends-on-the-prp19-complex-subunit-faint-sausage-and-is-required-for-tracheal-branching-morphogenesis-in-drosophila
#8
Julia Sauerwald, Charlotte Soneson, Mark D Robinson, Stefan Luschnig
Morphogenesis requires the dynamic regulation of gene expression, including transcription, mRNA maturation and translation. Dysfunction of the general mRNA splicing machinery can cause surprisingly specific cellular phenotypes, but the basis for these effects is not clear. Here we show that the Drosophila faint sausage (fas) locus, implicated in epithelial morphogenesis and previously reported to encode a secreted immunoglobulin domain protein, in fact encodes a subunit of the spliceosome-activating Prp19 complex, which is essential for efficient pre-mRNA splicing...
January 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087388/unravelling-the-role-of-fatty-acid-metabolism-in-cancer-through-the-foxo3-foxm1-axis
#9
Paula Saavedra-García, Katie Nichols, Zimam Mahmud, Lavender Yuen-Nam Fan, Eric W-F Lam
Obesity and cachexia represent divergent states of nutritional and metabolic imbalance but both are intimately linked to cancer. There is an extensive overlap in their signalling pathways and molecular components involved such as fatty acids (FAs), which likely play a crucial role in cancer. Forkhead box (FOX) proteins are responsible of a wide range of transcriptional programmes during normal development, and the FOXO3-FOXM1 axis is associated with cancer initiation, progression and drug resistance. Free fatty acids (FFAs), FA synthesis and β-oxidation are associated with cancer development and progression...
January 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087326/autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-caused-by-homozygous-fas-mutations-with-normal-or-residual-protein-expression
#10
Nourhen Agrebi, Lamia Ben Mansour, Moez Medhaffar, Sondes Hadiji, Faten Fedhila, Meriem Ben-Ali, Najla Mekki, Mongia Hachicha, Sihem Barsaoui, Mohamed-Ridha Barbouche, Imen Ben-Mustapha
The identification of homozygous FAS mutations with normal or residual protein expression expands the spectrum of autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome types and should prompt clinicians to search for such patients particularly in highly endogamous populations.
January 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086800/relevance-of-fxr-p62-sqstm1-pathway-for-survival-and-protection-of-mouse-hepatocytes-and-liver-especially-with-steatosis
#11
Sanae Haga, Yimin, Michitaka Ozaki
BACKGROUND: Liver injury and regeneration involve complicated processes and are affected by various physio-pathological conditions. Surgically, severe liver injury after surgical resection often leads to fatal liver failure, especially with some underlying pathological conditions such as steatosis. Therefore, protection from the injury of hepatocytes and liver is a serious concern in various clinical settings. METHODS: We studied the effects of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR) on cell survival and steatosis in mouse hepatocytes (AML12 mouse liver cells) and investigated their molecular mechanisms...
January 13, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079023/incidence-and-growth-of-geographic-atrophy-during-5-years-of-comparison-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-treatments-trials
#12
Juan E Grunwald, Maxwell Pistilli, Ebenezer Daniel, Gui-Shuang Ying, Wei Pan, Glenn J Jaffe, Cynthia A Toth, Stephanie A Hagstrom, Maureen G Maguire, Daniel F Martin
PURPOSE: To estimate the incidence, size, and growth rate of geographic atrophy (GA) during 5 years of follow-up among participants in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT). DESIGN: Cohort within a clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Participants included in CATT. METHODS: A total of 1185 CATT participants were randomly assigned to ranibizumab or bevacizumab treatment and to 3 treatment regimens...
January 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078597/cd95-and-the-mrl-lpr-mouse-model
#13
Robin J Flynn
CD95 (Fas-ligand) is a key mediator of cell death in multiple setting, thus its loss within the MRL-lpr (Fas(lpr)) homozygote mice results in spontaneous autoimmunity. This is characterized by the development of arthritis and immune complex glomerulonephrosis making this strain a useful model for studying systemic lupus erythematosus. Herein we describe a method to exploit the heterozygote offspring of this strain in a model to study the effects of a CD95L blocking peptide on lupus-like disease in vivo.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078594/exploration-of-fas-s-nitrosylation-by-the-biotin-switch-assay
#14
Ali Bettaieb, Catherine Paul, Stéphanie Plenchette
S-nitrosylation is the covalent attachment of nitric oxide radical to the thiol side chain of cysteine. The death receptor Fas/CD95 can be S-nitrosylated in cancer cell lines by NO donors or iNOS activation. This posttranslational modification (PTM) induces Fas aggregation into lipid rafts and enhances FasL-mediated signaling and apoptosis. In this report, we describe the detection of Fas S-nitrosylation by the most commonly used method, the biotin switch assay (BSA) technique, that allows the detection of this very labile covalent modification in cells or tissues...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078589/isolation-of-lipid-rafts-through-discontinuous-sucrose-gradient-centrifugation-and-fas-cd95-death-receptor-localization-in-raft-fractions
#15
Consuelo Gajate, Faustino Mollinedo
Lipid raft domains, enriched in sphingolipids and cholesterol, serve as sorting platforms and hubs for signal transduction proteins, and show resistance to detergent solubilization. Despite rafts have been involved in survival processes, these membrane domains have also been shown to play a major role in the modulation of death receptor signaling. Here, we describe a detailed protocol for isolating lipid rafts from whole cells by taking advantage of the lipid raft resistance to Triton X-100 solubilization at 4 °C, followed by sucrose gradient centrifugation, with subsequent analysis of Fas/CD95 death receptor localization in the raft fractions by immunoblotting...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078588/boyden-chamber-assay-to-study-of-cell-migration-induced-by-metalloprotease-cleaved-cd95l
#16
Amanda Poissonnier, Patrick Legembre
CD95 receptor, also called Fas or Apo-1, is a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptors (TNF-R) superfamily (Itoh and Nagata, J Biol Chem 268:10932-10937, 1993). Its cognate ligand, CD95L, is a transmembrane cytokine, which can be cleaved by metalloproteases (Matsuno et al., J Rheumatol 28:22-28, 2001; Vargo-Gogola et al., Arch Biochem Biophys 408:155-161, 2002; Kiaei et al., Exp Neurol 205:74-81, 2007; Schulte et al., Cell Death Differ 14:1040-1049, 2007) releasing a soluble ligand into the bloodstream...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078580/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-apoptosis-function-in-human-activated-t-cells
#17
Aude Magerus-Chatinet, Frédéric Rieux-Laucat
The apoptosis function can be monitored on human lymphocytes by quantifying the induced-death upon apoptotic stimuli involving either the extrinsic or the intrinsic pathway on in vitro activated T cells. Her, we describe an in vitro assay allowing the monitoring of three different apoptosis pathways: (1) the FAS-induced pathway, (2) the activation-induced cell death (AICD), and (3) the death induced by starvation of the cells, called activated-cell autonomous death (ACAD).
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078579/immunoprecipitation-of-death-inducing-signaling-complex-by-caspase-8
#18
Andrei Alexandru Constentinescu, Aymeric Morlé, Olivier Micheau
Analysis of CD95/Fas complexes by immunoprecipitation has long relied on the monoclonal antibody APO1 or tagged recombinant Fas ligand. Immunoprecipitation is an elegant and efficient procedure to investigate endogenous protein interactions or complexes. Provided that the targeted complex is soluble in mild detergent these complexes can be recovered using protein A/G-coupled Sepharose beads and further analyzed after denaturation and electrophoretic separation by western blotting or mass spectrometry. Herein, we describe in detail the method used in our laboratory to immunoprecipitate and analyze by immunoblot complexes containing caspase-8, using a commercial antibody directed against caspase-8...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078537/sirt2-mediated-foxo3a-deacetylation-drives-its-nuclear-translocation-triggering-fasl-induced-cell-apoptosis-during-renal-ischemia-reperfusion
#19
Yan Wang, Yu Mu, Xiaorui Zhou, Huaixue Ji, Xing Gao, Wen Wen Cai, Qiuhua Guan, Tie Xu
We have found that Fas/FasL-mediated "extrinsic" pathway promoted cell apoptosis induced by renal ischemic injury. This study is to elucidate the upstream mechanism regulating FasL-induced extrinsic pathway during renal ischemia/reperfusion. Results demonstrated that when SIRT2 was activated by renal ischemia/reperfusion, activated SIRT2 could bind to and deacetylate FOXO3a, promoting FOXO3a nuclear translocation which resulted in an increase of nuclear FOXO3a along with FasL expression and activation of caspase8 and caspase3, triggering cell apoptosis during renal ischemia/reperfusion...
January 11, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078086/unusual-aerobic-performance-at-high-temperatures-in-juvenile-chinook-salmon-oncorhynchus-tshawytscha
#20
Jamilynn B Poletto, Dennis E Cocherell, Sarah E Baird, Trinh X Nguyen, Valentina Cabrera-Stagno, Anthony P Farrell, Nann A Fangue
Understanding how the current warming trends affect fish populations is crucial for effective conservation and management. To help define suitable thermal habitat for juvenile Chinook salmon, the thermal performance of juvenile Chinook salmon acclimated to either 15 or 19°C was tested across a range of environmentally relevant acute temperature changes (from 12 to 26°C). Swim tunnel respirometers were used to measure routine oxygen uptake as a measure of routine metabolic rate (RMR) and oxygen uptake when swimming maximally as a measure of maximal metabolic rate (MMR) at each test temperature...
2017: Conservation Physiology
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